The Luka Modric affair last summer highlighted the difference in wage structures between Spurs and some of our Premiership rivals and while the club has gone on to show the Croatian that he is better off from a playing point of view where he is, that structure may still need to be addressed.

The arrival of Emmanuel Adebayor on loan from Manchester City, where he is reported to be on £170,000 a week also showed the disparity.

While Spurs seem unlikely at this stage to even come close to Ade’s current deal, The Daily Mail today suggests that Spurs will have a big clearout in the summer in order to fund a permanent transfer for the Togolese while providing an improved offer for Luka.

The report claims that the club have offered Ade around £100k a week plus a signing on fee and other bonuses and while he is happier with life in the capital, Spurs’ offer still represents a significant drop on his Man City deal.

The players the Mail claim will be offloaded are Heurelho Gomes, Sebastien Bassong, Vedran Corluka, David Bentley, Jermaine Jenas and Giovani Dos Santos. Fringe players with little or no future at the club but if they leave, where is the cover in the squad?

The Mail may be a little wide of the mark but the question of Adebayor’s future will be one of the biggest talking points this summer. Should Spurs do all they can to secure a permanent transfer?

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  1. Next season Adebayor will be 28 yrs. old. His wages are far to high. Let him go,buy Leandro and set this Premier league alight.He is young and having watched both players Leandro will score more goals and his re-sale value would be huge.

  2. No. Adebayor has certainly given us another dimension this season, but he has not scored enough goals, has wasted a lot of chances and has been caught off side more times than I have had hot dinners! We should look at Llorente, Huntelaar or Ba instead, who I believe would offer the same dimension, but better quality. We should do everything in our power to keep the current squad together because it is good enough to challenge for all honours, so if that means offering the likes of Bale and Modric hefty wages, then so be it.

  3. Here we go again, exclusive news from the Daily Fail once more, a tip off no doubt from an anonymous source within the club. Any fool can put two and two togehther and come up with this assumption. It has been well documented that Spurs are carrying a lot of dead weight who are a strain on resources and most of whom have been loaned out to ease the wage burden thank God. The said players named in the Fail are the usual suspects and they have been banging on about them for quite sometime now. For sure these players have to go and if we could get decent returns on the sales, would the income be spent on bumping up the wages of Modric and Adebayor, perhaps even Bale in the hope of keeping them at WHL for at least another season or will it be spent on bringing in new recruits such as Loic Remy and or Leandro Damiao or even Eden Hazard? What also interests me is if Daniel Levy decides to increase wages greatly, what effect will this have on the plans to build the new stadium?

  4. We should not dare let Modric leave.do anything Mr Levy to keep him around.Adebayor going nowhere guys.He has given us something different we havent had in years since ferdinand times.the fringe players should go and then fund Hazard and vertoghen deals as cover.

  5. Tottenham is clearly at a disadvantage wage wise. Even to their rivals Arsenal whose actual problem is not the wage bill, but their wage structure lol. Silly. I see Tottenham have to find local lads who love the club and are willing to play for less, let go of Modric, get the money. And spread it around to others who love the club. That is the only way for an aspiring club who is not yet elite.

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